The Dordogne valley extends over three departments, Corrèze, Lot and Dordogne.
The Moulin du Boisset is located at the intersection of these three departments, allowing you to discover a multitude of sites of unsuspected richness.
In order to present them to you better, we have chosen to group them together in two sections :
- The sites to discover in the Lot department with all the richness of the Dordogne Valley and further afield those of the Lot Valley.
- The sites to be discovered in the neighbouring departments of the Dordogne and Corrèze.
On the borders of Aquitaine, Limousin and Auvergne lies the Lot department, also known as Quercy.
Three rivers shape its landscape:
- To the north, the Dordogne Valley crosses the department for about fifty kilometres.
- In the south of the department, the Lot valley. Its course is capricious, carved with sinuous meanders through the large limestone plateau.
- Parallel to the course of the Lot, the Vallée du Célé, a tributary of the Lot, is also its miniature replica.
The limestone plateaux, or "causses", land of moors and forests of small oaks, sprinkled with dry stone constructions, are part of the territory of the Regional Natural Park of the Causses du Quercy.
It is a department rich in heritage and tourist places that is just waiting to be discovered, especially through its beautiful stones, its hiking trails, its rivers, its gastronomy and of course its inhabitants.
6 villages are labelled "Plus Beaux Villages": Autoire, Capdenac-le-Haut, Carennac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Cardaillac, Loubressac.
If you have a thirst for knowledge, if you are passionate about old stones, if you like to stroll through the alleys of towns and villages steeped in history, you will be spoiled.
The Lot, already rich in curiosities, is surrounded in its northern part by a multitude of tourist places.
First of all the Dordogne department and especially the Périgord Noir. Its worthy representative is the town of Sarlat, the cultural capital of the Perigord. Then the Golden Triangle of the Dordogne Valley made up of 7 communes: Domme, Cénac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Vitrac, La-Roque-Gageac, Vézac and Beynac-et-Cazenac, 4 of which are classified as "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France".
North of the Lot, La Corrèze, with the villages of Turenne, Collonges-la-Rouge and Curemonte.
Collonges, an architectural ruby set in the emerald green countryside.
Finally, Brive la Gaillarde, where the grandeur of the historic monuments and the charm of the little streets that curve around the Collegiate Church blend together. Brive, starting point towards the town of Aubazine and its famous abbey, and Les Pans de Travassac, one of the last open-air slate quarries in France.
The interactive map below will allow you to visualise all the sites in the area around the Mill that you can visit.
The first circle represents a perimeter of 30 km while the second is 50 km.
You can click on each icon for more information.
This is the reference guide, published by the Tourist Office of the Dordogne Valley, which includes the main sites to visit, activities, the calendar of festivals and events, market times and days, good addresses...
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